International Center of Photography Hosts 31st Annual Infinity Awards

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Last Thursday, the International Center of Photography hosted its 31st Annual Infinity Awards at Pier 60 honoring outstanding achievement by distinguished photographers and future luminaries. Over 500 supporters took part in the evening’s celebration, which was sponsored by Hearst Corporation, and enjoyed watching the presentations from tables exquisitely decorated by Raul Avila.

In attendance were co-chairs Michael A. Clinton, Marjorie Rosen, and Pat Schoenfeld. The Benefit Committee included Glenda Bailey, Peggy and Keith Anderson, Deborah Goodman Davis, Mia Diehl, Caryl and Israel Englander, Jay Fielden, Hugh Jackman and Deborra-Lee Furness, T.J. Gottesdiener of Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP, Gayle and Robert Greenhill, Deborah Jerome and Peter Guggenheimer, Joan and Doug Hansen, Alan Rickman and Rima Horton, Bob Jeffrey, Bicky and George Kellner, Ellen and Richard Kelson, Almudena and Pablo Legorreta, Marina and Andrew Lewin, Renee Harbers and Christopher Liddell, Robbie Myers, Jeffrey A. Rosen, Stephanie and Fred Shuman, Sue and Fred Sievert, Ben Stiller and Christine Taylor, Stefano Tonchi, and Diane and Thomas Tuft.

The 2015 awards and recipients included the Cornell Capa Lifetime Achievement: Graciela Iturbide; Art: Larry Fink; New Media: Question Bridge: Black Males (Chris Johnson, Hank Willis Thomas, Bayeté Ross Smith, Kamal Sinclair & Jesse Williams); Photojournalism: Tomas van Houtryve; Publication: LaToya Ruby Frazier, The Notion of Family; Trustee: The Lean In Collection, by Getty Images & LeanIn.Org; and Young Photographer: Evgenia Arbugaeva.

A special presentation was made to renowned photographer Mario Testino by Naomi Campbell.

Among the many celebrants were Alex Gonzalez, Nathalie Kaplan, Karlie Kloss, Gucci Westman, Sarah Hoover, Derek Blasberg, Jen Brill, Nick Brown, Bianca Manley, Rebekah and Colin McCabe, Hamish Bowles, Carolina Herrera, Grace Coddington, Leelee Sobieski, Kate Lanphear, Tomas Guarracino, and Clifford Ross.

The International Center of Photography (ICP) is the world’s leading institution dedicated to the practice and understanding of photography and the reproduced image in all its forms. ICP is a center where photographers and artists, students and scholars can create and interpret the world of the image within comprehensive educational facilities and archive. For more information, please visit www.icp.org.

Photographs courtesy of Patrick McMullan